These are the very last photo's that I was able to capture of Dannii. Sunday, he had still gone outside, but spent most of the time trying to poo.
This was just after coming in from outside. Dannii had been out for about an hour, but I don't think he enjoyed himself, as he was trying to go the bathroom the whole time.
Sometime during the night, Dannii had ended up going outside, and he slept in the doghouse (his own choosing) for the first time ever. My son had told me that he had tried to get Dannii to come in the house, and he just didn't want to move. So twice, before I had to leave for work on Monday morning, I went and checked on him. At first I thought he was already gone, but no, his ear was just cold. He still did not want to come in at either time. So, as much as I hated too, I had to leave for work. When I got home, Dannii was in the backyard. He had come out of the doghouse and was laying in the warm sun. Because when he tries and poo's, it runs down his backside, so, my son covered up Dannii's backend, to keep the flies off of him. I tried to give him some water with a syringe, but he decided he can drink the water by himself, with no help from me, thank you very much.
Afterwards I got this big old comforter, and I folded it up, and got my son to come and help me carry Dannii into the house. I have a dog pillow that we put the comforter on, but Dannii did not move. He would watch me from time to time with his eyes. I would sit by him and tell him that it was going to be ok, that I would help him to shed his body so that he would be free of pain and discomfort.
I had called my vet late Monday and told them that I would be bringing Dannii in on Tuesday to have him pts. I had to make sure that the vet was going to come out to the car. I did not want to have to bring him inside. Although, I don't really think Dannii knew where he was at by that time, I just wanted him in a familiar place the he knew.
I was thinking of taking the day off from work, but got to thinking, what would I do at home? Sit and cry, is what. No, I went to work. I had about an hour to myself, after all was said and done, before I actually started work. I was really scatterbrained, and had a hard time concentrating on things. Had to keep telling the students (am a driving instuctor) what the problem was and why I wasn't thinking straight.
It's so strange coming home and not having 3 dogs meet me at the door, or trying to find something to entice Dannii to eat.
I miss my sweet baby boy. I was so hoping that he would have lived a much longer life, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
Warm light coming from far below, twinkling, sparkling is the candle's glow. All is well up on the ridge, the place we know as Rainbow Bridge.
Furbabies sleeping in heaven's light, tended by candles in the night, peaceful dreams be theirs to keep, as they slumber in this night so deep.
Hearts on earth that miss them so, take comfort in the candles glow. Watching for them in skies above, bound eternally by a cord of love.
May you rest in peace, run free with the wind, enjoy the warmth of the sun, and chase all the feral cats and rabbits, that your heart desires. Till we meet again.